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September 22, 2005

Choose lard

Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?

Until recently, we were warned to avoid lard as the world's most cantankerous fat. Now, it turns out that lard has half the saturated fat of butter, so when it comes to chasing the chimera of healthfulness, pick lard.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 22, 2005 08:45 AM

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There's a nutritionist faction that has advocated lard and other traditional fats for quite a while:

http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html

The group is inspired by Weston A. Price, a dentist who examined the dental health of various peoples around the globe early last century and came up with theories regarding the role of nutrition in supporting it. He particularly emphasized the importance of fat-soluble nutrients.

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 22, 2005 02:21 PM